"A New Therapy for Each Patient": Integrative Case Formulation and Treatment in the Case of Ms. Q
Keywords:integrative psychotherapy, technical eclecticism, assimilative integration, case formulation, client treatment matching, clinical psychology graduate training
AbstractIngram's (2009) case history of Ms. Q demonstrates how an integrative model can be used to tailor the treatment approach to the individual client. Ms. Q is a married mother in her mid-thirties who seeks help for difficulties balancing career goals and family relationships, whose only diagnoses fall under DSM-IV V-Code categories. This commentary focuses on issues salient to clinicians in training, including (a) the pressure to choose a theoretical orientation, (b) the complexities of choosing a treatment approach for any individual client, and (c) the relationship between discrete symptoms and general problems of living. I also address Ingram's (2009) case formulation and treatment model in the context of current theories of psychotherapy integration.
How to Cite
Grinfeld, L. (2009). "A New Therapy for Each Patient": Integrative Case Formulation and Treatment in the Case of Ms. Q. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 5(1), 58–68. https://doi.org/10.14713/pcsp.v5i1.961
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